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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

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25 minutes ago, bearrock said:

Giannis is so gone in two years.  Going over lux to keep both Brogdon and Middleton was the least they could do.

 

He's going to sign a supermax extension.  Giannis seems to like it there, and the grass isn't always greener on the other side.  Getting a first round pick back at the 11th hour for a sixth man type you didn't want to have to pay isn't terrible.

 

They've got a decision to make about George Hill.  Have to cut him before Tuesday or else his salary is fully guaranteed.

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1 minute ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

He's going to sign a supermax extension.  Giannis seems to like it there, and the grass isn't always greener on the other side.  Getting a first round pick back at the 11th hour for a sixth man type you didn't want to have to pay isn't terrible.

 

They've got a decision to make about George Hill.  Have to cut him before Tuesday or else his salary is fully guaranteed.

 

I thought I saw a report a couple days ago saying they're not planning to keep Hill.

 

Giannis does love Milwaukee because the city was so welcoming to him when he arrived.  Whether that sentiment remains when it comes time to make a decision, we'll see.  

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6 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

He's going to sign a supermax extension.  Giannis seems to like it there, and the grass isn't always greener on the other side. 

 

Give it time.

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1 hour ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

When the Nets-Celtics trade went down, who would have thought the Nets would end the decade ahead of the Celtics? Danny Ainge lost.

 

Ainge is good at making trades but he's not a good drafter.  Tatum is a jewel, but he largely wasted the massive haul of picks and cap space he acquired during this rebuild.

 

Meanwhile Sean Marks is pretty good.  He fleeced Ernie Grunfeld in that dumbass Bojan Bogdanovich trade and then hit it out of the park with the pick he acquired from the deal.  And the year before he got Caris LeVert in after Ainge wasted his pick on Guerschon Yabusele.  Good drafting goes a long way.  But the Nets do feel a little combustible.  They've got four years to get things right, but the build could fall apart quickly if Durant doesn't come back strong and Kyrie quits on them too.  Also don't think the DeAndre Jordan acquisition makes a ton of sense since Jarrett Allen is already better than him, and his path to PT shouldn't be blocked.

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20 minutes ago, Fight4RGIII said:

I can’t wrap my head around Tobias Harris being a 36mil/year player.  

 

This is a really bad contract and it's going to haunt them.  Philly killed themselves when they fired Hinkie.  Hinkie wasn't great, but he was better than his awful successors.  All of the moves they made after firing him have been shortsighted and wasteful.  Colangelo was almost unbelievably bad, and Brand is quickly looking like one of the worst currently employed GMs in the NBA.

 

This Philly team is going to end up being a failure when they could have been a homegrown super team.

 

It's a lesson that if you're going to commit to a multi-year tank to try and build something special, then you need to ride or die with the architect of the build.  But it's obviously extremely difficult for an ownership group to keep a GM around for five+ years of bottom barrel records even when he's utterly transparent about what he's doing.

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1 minute ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

DeAndre Jordan is awful

 

seems redundant since they have Allen who does much of the same stuff and is alot cheaper.

 

but DeAndre is KD's boy

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5 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

seems redundant since they have Allen who does much of the same stuff and is alot cheaper.

 

but DeAndre is KD's boy

Yeah and he is getting old. Not very skilled either. 

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8 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

seems redundant since they have Allen who does much of the same stuff and is alot cheaper.

 

but DeAndre is KD's boy 

 

I can't find how much he cost.  Any details on his contract yet?

 

The one thing I can think of is they want him as a stabilizing presence in the locker room.  He's a good dude and Kyrie and Durant are prickly and moody.  Someone is going to need to play peacemaker in that locker room.

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Kyrie gonna ruin that squad.  LOL

 

If Kawhi signs w/ LA, then the balance of power will be shifted in the league...however, if he stays in Toronto or goes to the LAC, then things will be wide open for next year. 

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13 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

seems redundant since they have Allen who does much of the same stuff and is alot cheaper.

 

but DeAndre is KD's boy

 

So basically, they signed him to be KD's friend.

 

Seems reasonable

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5 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I can't find how much he cost.  Any details on his contract yet?

 

The one thing I can think of is they want him as a stabilizing presence in the locker room.  He's a good dude and Kyrie and Durant are prickly and moody.  Someone is going to need to play peacemaker in that locker room.

 

they also picked up Temple, he's always been recognized as a great teammate

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11 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I can't find how much he cost.  Any details on his contract yet?

 

The one thing I can think of is they want him as a stabilizing presence in the locker room.  He's a good dude and Kyrie and Durant are prickly and moody.  Someone is going to need to play peacemaker in that locker room.

 

Honestly, someone like Vince Carter would have been perfect in Brooklyn. 

 

I think this BK team will be in the 38-42 win range next year.  Kyrie is THAT toxic.  Dude is a fake-woke Marbury. 

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1 hour ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

He's going to sign a supermax extension.  Giannis seems to like it there, and the grass isn't always greener on the other side.  Getting a first round pick back at the 11th hour for a sixth man type you didn't want to have to pay isn't terrible.

 

They've got a decision to make about George Hill.  Have to cut him before Tuesday or else his salary is fully guaranteed.

If they keep Hill at 19 mil a year, the gm should be fired.

 

After giving Middleton the money, between him, Bledsoe, and Giannis, they have no more flexibility. Given that neither Bledsoe nor Middleton have played like a number 2 on a contender, they need another talent.  Losing Brogdon, a player who has shown tremendous promise and could be kept with the only cost being money and cap flexibility (which they already lack due to Middleton), is not the way to progress towards a championship.  By losing Brogdon, Bucks now have no real path towards a title till Bledsoe is off the books unless they hit a homerun in the draft, gets dollars back for dimes in a trade, or someone takes a leap forward.

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Nets will be in the Finals in 2021. Or Durant will never fully recover and Irving will continue to be the...enigma that he is now and they'll completely collapse. But hey, at least there's hype in Brooklyn now.

 

LOL @ the Knicks now. When will Knick fans learn, nobody wants to play for a trash organization even if it is in the Big Apple.

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Wrong thread, but ill leave the tweet.

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Its annoying how everyone just treats us like some Wal Mart where teams can shop for players. What is Miami going to give us for Beal? We aren't just going to give him away and last I checked they don't really have anything we'd want. Beal is young and just hitting his prime, on a good contract, and has expressed zero desire to leave(hell he just won an award for his work in the community).

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Trade rumors about Beal are gonna be flying after the dust settles on this FA period.  He's going to be the most sought after commodity in the league.  Unless he signs an extension, this is gonna be par for the course. 

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